At town hall, Christie talks bridge scandal, pot and missing plane
March 20th, 2014
02:20 PM ET
6 years ago

At town hall, Christie talks bridge scandal, pot and missing plane

Flemington, New Jersey (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was asked Thursday about the George Washington Bridge scandal for the first time at a town hall since the controversy that's roiling his administration made national headlines in January.

The Republican governor also got into a heated debate with a resident about his marijuana policy, and was later asked about the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Marijuana • New Jersey
D.C. council votes to ease marijuana laws
March 4th, 2014
03:16 PM ET
6 years ago

D.C. council votes to ease marijuana laws

Washington (CNN) – The District of Columbia Council voted to significantly ease marijuana laws in the nation’s capital on Tuesday.

By a near unanimous vote, the council decided to lessen penalties for public and private consumption of marijuana and decriminalize the possession of small quantities of the drug.

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Filed under: Marijuana • Washington D.C.
February 23rd, 2014
04:18 PM ET
6 years ago

Sunday chatter: 2016 and an unapologetic Susan Rice

(CNN) – CNN’s State of the Union Host Candy Crowley aptly put it at the top of her show Sunday: Four of the last six presidents were governors.

Governors descended upon Washington this week for the annual National Governors Association meeting. They also filled the hot seats on the Sunday talk shows.

That inevitable question was asked. The one about running for president.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Chris Christie • Libya • Marijuana • Mike Pence • Scott Walker • Syria • Ukraine
Political Circus: Boehner...A songbird he is
February 14th, 2014
04:43 PM ET
6 years ago

Political Circus: Boehner...A songbird he is

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner is kind of like Yoda.

Both have to contend with rebellious youth. For Boehner, it’s the tea party caucus. For Yoda, it was Anakin and Luke Skywalker.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Joe Biden • John Boehner • Marco Rubio • Marijuana
February 14th, 2014
02:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Banks cleared to accept marijuana business

(CNN) - The U.S. government issued rules on Friday for the first time allowing banks to legally provide financial services to state-licensed marijuana businesses.

The Justice Department issued a memorandum to prosecutors that closely follows guidance last August largely limiting federal enforcement priorities to eight types of crimes.

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Lawmakers push Obama to reclassify marijuana
February 13th, 2014
04:57 PM ET
6 years ago

Lawmakers push Obama to reclassify marijuana

(CNN) – A group of lawmakers are pushing President Barack Obama to remove marijuana from its classification as a dangerous narcotic.

The federal government places pot in the same category as heroin and ecstasy as a schedule 1 controlled substance – a drug with high potential for abuse but no accepted medical use.

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Filed under: Congress • Marijuana • President Obama
Wendy Davis supports medical marijuana
February 11th, 2014
08:37 PM ET
6 years ago

Wendy Davis supports medical marijuana

(CNN) – Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said she supports medical marijuana use as well easing the state's legal consequences for possessing small amounts of the drug.

Davis' comments echo those of current Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who said he supports less stringent penalties in Texas for marijuana use.

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Filed under: Marijuana • Rick Perry • Texas • Wendy Davis
February 11th, 2014
09:22 AM ET
6 years ago

Did Marco Rubio inhale?

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio isn't saying whether he ever smoked marijuana.

Asked at an education forum at Miami-Dade College on Monday whether he ever smoked marijuana, Rubio answered: "If I tell you that I haven't, you won't believe me. And if I tell you that I did, then kids will look up to me and say, 'Well, I can smoke marijuana because look how he made it. He did alright so I guess I can do it too.'"

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Filed under: 2016 • Florida • Marco Rubio • Marijuana
Colorado Poll: Pot getting more support, but majority say it's harmful to state's image
February 10th, 2014
10:49 AM ET
6 years ago

Colorado Poll: Pot getting more support, but majority say it's harmful to state's image

(CNN) - Slightly more Colorado voters support the state's new recreational marijuana law now than six months ago, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey.

The new poll also indicates that a slim majority consider the law as harmful to the state's image.
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Filed under: Colorado • Marijuana • Polls
Holder on Obama's pot comments: Any drug is 'potentially harmful'
January 29th, 2014
03:06 PM ET
6 years ago

Holder on Obama's pot comments: Any drug is 'potentially harmful'

(CNN) - The nation's chief law enforcement officer said Wednesday that any drug, including alcohol, "is potentially harmful." Attorney General Eric Holder comments follow an interview where the commander in chief appeared to express a more lenient view of smoking marijuana.

Holder was asked on Capitol Hill if he agreed with the President's sentiments on marijuana use, published in an interview with the New Yorker, where he said the smoking pot was actually less dangerous than alcohol "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer," and that overall, the drug didn't carry the social stigma that it did in the past

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Filed under: Eric Holder • Marijuana • President Obama
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